Tuesday 16-06-2015 - 16:53
NUS has today launched a new report with Universities UK (UUK) on breaking down the barriers facing student opportunities and youth social actions.
The report forms a joint pledge from NUS and UUK as part of the #iwill campaign by Step Up To Serve, the campaign for youth social action, and covers a range of barriers to students participating in student opportunities and youth social action.
The #iwill campaign’s collective goal is to increase the number of 10-20 year olds in the UK participating in meaningful social action from 40 per cent to over 60 per cent by 2020.
It also introduces a framework to help students’ unions and universities working together to reduce or remove barriers around six quality principles: student-led, socially impactful, reflective, embedded, progressive and challenging.
NUS and UUK have developed a tool that will enable students’ unions and universities to identify the issues that are specific to their environment, enable conversations about how to improve current practices and improve future plans.
NUS Vice President (Union Development) Raechel Mattey said: ‘With this report I hope we can move the national conversation along from always discussing the barriers facing student opportunities to thinking about solutions and how to implement them.’
You can access the full report online here.